Martin Kohler (Swiss professional cyclist) ends seven years of association with BMC Racing Team in order to join the Australian Drapac Cycling Team for the next cycling season. In 2011, Kohler had won the Swiss National Time Trial Championships and in 2012 he had won the Swiss National Road Race Championships.
Kohler said that he always wanted to win races. When he was a part of the U23 and juniors teams he used to win. Ever since he was with BMC Racing Team, he devoted himself to support the star riders and he could not work on himself. But after joining Drapac it seems to him that he has got a chance to fulfill his dream of winning races.
In 2011, Kohler participated in Giro d’Italia but withdrew from it. In the same year, he also competed in Vuelta a Espana. Kohler had also participated in the 2013 Vuelta a Espana. Along with such grand tours, Kohler has competed in Il Lombardia, Liège-Bastogne-Liège, Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix. Read the rest of this entry »02.10.15
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Ever since the year 2009, the former professional cyclist-Axel Merckx has been getting hold of some of the most reputed U23 riders. Some of the riders that he has discovered and who are popular World Tour riders are: BMC’s Taylor Phinney, Giant-Shimano’s Lawson Craddock, Cannondale Garmin’s Joe Dombrowski, Nathan Brown and Ben King, Trek Factory Racing’s Jasper Stuyven and many more.
Axel Merckx is the sporting director of U23 Development Team which has been re-branded for the 2015 cycling season as the Axeon Cycling Team (Axeon is going to be pronounced similarly like ‘action’).
The U23 Development Team was launched in the year 2009 as Trek-Livestrong. Later on in the year 2012, its name was transformed to Bontrager Cycling Team due to a change in the team’s title sponsor. In the 2014 cycling season, the team competed as the Bissell Development Team. Read the rest of this entry »01.13.15
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This month of the year is surely the worst time for Gerry Ryan. He once used to be the chief of the Australian cycling board and used to manage the board pretty well before the problems stared. Lance Armstrong was running on a great run and the Australian cycle gained his fame and money but times changed and it was that time when Armstrong was caught in the case of doping the Australian cycle started to lose its fame. The problems started for the board as several players came out retiring for the fear of getting caught by the anti-doping squad. Two of the Australian racers came out admitting that they had doped in life and hence the picture of Australian cycling got worsen. As this crisis was not enough the Australian board also faced the problems of finances.
All this problems made life difficult for the president Ryan. He was finding it difficult for making sure that the board ran through good governance as the financial crisis continued for the board. This led to a financial crisis and thus the members of the board had to leave their post in order to stop all the problems. Ryan recently ended his woes by leaving the post of president of cycling of Australia. He made way for Malcom Speed to ensure the financial crisis can be overcome. Leaving out the office he stated that if it would have been a business then it would have been closed by now. It is a sport which is represented by the country and hence it has gained some funding that would help them revive from the tough situation. Not only had this he also stepped down from the CEO position of his pro-cycling team. Currently he will be helping the team find out a new CEO for the team.